Hussain Sajwani: Entrepreneurial Success in Both Catering and Real Estate Industries

The very first sector that Hussain dipped his feet in was the hospitality industry when he started a catering business in 1982. The business was doing tremendously well in the 1980s, selling food and providing accommodation services to visitors who used to visit Abu Dhabi either for vacation or business reasons. Companies working in the energy industry in Abu Dhabi provided an even larger client base for Hussain’s company.

Fast forward to the early 1990s during Operation Desert Storm in Iraq, Hussain offered catering services to the American soldiers who took part in the operation. It is during this time that he made international connections that earned his company the privilege of serving the American troops during missions in Bosnia, Somalia, and the Gulf. Learn more about Hussain Sajwani Family:

Despite all these achievements, Hussain felt that the business was not fetching as much as he would have wished and that led to his eventual venture into the real estate sector in 2002.

DAMAC Properties

Demand for homes in Dubai shot in 2002 after foreigners were permitted to own property in the Emirate. Being a good market predictor, Hussain Sajwani saw a lucrative business opening and seized it. He instituted DAMAC Properties and invested heavily in buying and developing real estates in and around Dubai.

Over the years, Hussain has used his brilliance to propel the company into the Middle East market and later to Europe. DAMAC has developed and sold homes in their tens of thousands in prime cities like Beirut, Riyadh, and London.

In 2013, Hussain led DAMAC Properties into a partnership deal with the then American billionaire businessman, Donald Trump, to develop a couple of modern golf courses in Dubai. When Donald later won the American presidency, he invited Hussain to join him in celebrating the win.


Hussain Sajwani and Damac Properties are committed to offering a helping hand to the unfortunate people in the society. In 2013, Hussain made a donation to the tune of two million AED to the Ramadhan Initiative, a nonprofit movement spearheaded by the Dubai ruler, his Highness Mohammed bin Rashid.

Hussain’s contribution was channeled towards providing children from poor backgrounds with necessities such as clothes. The movement’s ultimate goal is to reach out to a million of deprived children from all over the world.